Guided school visits

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Explore the life and work of Florence Nightingale and how she became a regular visitor to Claydon. Your visit is split in to three sessions; life as a soldier in the Crimea, the hospital and Florence’s work when she returned.

Guided visits

We run guided school visits on Thursdays and Fridays from March to the end of October for primary school pupils. We can offer a full day of guided activities in which pupils will participate in 3 different activities.

Soldier’s life

Grab a waistcoat and discover what life was like for a soldier out in the Crimea. Learn how a musket was used and go back in time on an adventure.


Learn about the conditions that the soldiers had to endure while at hospital and how Florence and her nurses turned it around.  Enjoy dressing up as nurses and wounded soldiers and have a go at bandaging ‘wounds’.

Work at Claydon

Find out why Florence visited Claydon and had her own rooms here. Explore the museum where you’ll find a very special orange and a lock of Florence’s hair. You can even sit on Florence’s bed.

School visit prices

Entry into the house is £4.00 per child and £7.50 per accompanying adult.

Admission is free to Education Group Membership schools. For all schools we charge £2.80 per child for our guided activities.

Click here for more information. about becoming an Educational Group Member.

Our team

Our Visitor Experience Officer, Grace, runs our Education programme, assisted by a brilliant team of friendly and knowledgeable Volunteers.

You can contact Grace on 01296 730 349 or send her an email.